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New Year’s Eve Family Party at Enchanted Castle

Ring in 2020 at Chicago’s Greatest Family New Year’s Eve Bash on Tuesday, December 31st with 2 seatings to choose from – our 3 PM “Early Bird” seating and the “Grand Gala” seating from 8 pm to Midnight! Guests will enjoy our famous New Year’s Buffet including soft drinks and dessert plus each paid guest receives $10 in Game Play,…


Bubble Bash: A Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with a countdown to Noon celebration! Families can spend time together creating lasting memories, taking part in special activities, grooving to live music, exploring the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, and counting down to Noon! This annual year-end celebration, now in its 18th year, has become a holiday tradition for families. EARLY BIRD SAVINGS THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER…



2019 Best Christmas Lights in the West and Southwest Suburbs

All of the incredible Christmas light displays around Chicago’s suburbs bring joy to my family every year. We all pile in the car, bring hot chocolate and Christmas cookies, and head out to see the beautiful displays our local families have created. From big attractions to incredible residential displays, we’ve got tons of options for your family. From our family…



Gingerbread Festival Downtown Downers Grove

Downtown Downers Grove kicks-off the Holiday Season with the annual Gingerbread Festival Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019. The Gingerbread Festival offers something for all ages to enjoy: Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gingerbread Man Hunt, vote for your favorite Gingerbread House, visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, take a picture with the Gingerbread Boy and Girl perusing…


Princesses & Friends Holiday Party with Santa

The princesses are so excited! The holiday season is almost here. They hope you and your family will join us for our Princesses and Friends Holiday Party – Saturday, November 30th from 9 am – 12 pm. Meet several of your favorite princesses: The Snow Queen and Anna, Beauty, Island Princess and Cinderella. Santa will be there too (don’t forget…


Gingerbread Festival Downtown Downers Grove

Downtown Downers Grove kicks-off the Holiday Season with the annual Gingerbread Festival Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019. The Gingerbread Festival offers something for all ages to enjoy: Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gingerbread Man Hunt, vote for your favorite Gingerbread House, visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, take a picture with the Gingerbread Boy and Girl perusing…


Gingerbread Festival Downtown Downers Grove

Downtown Downers Grove kicks-off the Holiday Season with the annual Gingerbread Festival Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019. The Gingerbread Festival offers something for all ages to enjoy: Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gingerbread Man Hunt, vote for your favorite Gingerbread House, visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, take a picture with the Gingerbread Boy and Girl perusing…


Top (Santa-Free!) Things to Do With Kids in December 2019

Although December gets swallowed up by the holiday season, there are plenty of things to do in Chicagoland that don’t involve Christmas or Santa. December is a great time to get out with the family and close up 2019 strong! There are plenty of things on this list to keep your kiddies happy (and busy) all month long, even if…


2019 Guide to Holiday Theater and Nutcracker Performances for Kids!

Make magical memories this holiday season with a kid-friendly holiday theater performance! There are so many options to take advantage of during Christmastime in the Chicagoland area. Why not start a special new tradition with your family? We live in such a wonderful area that offers holiday classics, old favorites, and new productions. Check out all these great options, including…


Breakfast Book Club with Pete the Cat

Storybook characters come to life during this fun literary experience at the Museum. Enjoy a hot breakfast provided by Bean Sprouts Cafe, a photo op with Pete the Cat, a special story time, and exclusive time in Museum exhibits. Stay and continue to play after the Museum opens; each ticket includes Museum admission. $15 | DCM Member (age 1+) $25…